“Module 1” was created to greater assist you in maneuvering the first week of the Introduction to Theatre course. The digital booklet contains photos, digital links, and additional information that may refresh or deepen your understanding of the material. Enjoy!
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Greetings! Welcome to Intro to Theatre (THEA-110-301) on-line.
Due to the nature of the online course, there will be more required reading, external projects, and online assessments then a typical face-to-face course. The course will also require a strong Internet connection and the ability to maneuver moderate technical requirements. e.g. recording video commentary, assessing an online meeting link, exploring digital content and programming, and uploading documents, etc.
Before starting the online course modules, please purchase a: 1. microphone (for vocally recording class assignments 2. Light/Lamp source (any standard lamp will do!) 3. required Introduction to Theatre course textbook. -The Theatre Experience, 13th edition, by Edwin Wilson. McGraw-Hill.
Welcome to MSU! Looking forward to an awesome semester!
1. Read RABBIT HOLE
2. Purchase a mic to use with your computer system.
3. Purchase or locate a light system (for video recording sessions).
4. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or comments.
This Module will guide you through Week 1 of the Introduction to Theatre course. This Module will include:
- What Makes a Successful Online Learner?
- What Makes a Successful Online Learner Survey
- Interactive Activity
- What Next?
In this Module, you will complete:
1 Interactive Activity
Why does Online Learners have more homework than face-to-face learners?
Distance Learners will not have a face-to-face instructor to guide their learning through lectures and in-class activities. Alternatively, from the privacy of their homes, Distance Learners will have access to a plethora of resources.
Distance Learners will complete in-class learning modules, as well as in-class exploration exercises on their own. This experience may give the appearance of “more homework”, yet Distance Learning provides the opportunity for the entire learning experience to take place at home.
Welcome to an excellent opportunity for distance learning exploration. Instead of sitting in a lecture for two or three days a week, distance learners will have the flexibility to complete assigned tasks from anywhere in the world.
Although the format of delivery will be different than a face-to-face class, Distance Learners are exposed to the same amount of course material.
1. Please read the article “What Makes a Successful Online Learner?”
Note: If you have difficulty accessing the link above, please peruse the course documents section located in blackboard.
2. After perusing the article above, please click here to complete the brief survey.
Note: If you have difficulty accessing the link above, please peruse the course documents section in blackboard.
Note: The survey questions will include:
One multiple choice
One short answer
DUE DATE: February 2, 2018 11:59pm EST
Frequently Asked Questions
In regards to the survey in the Course Overview Booklet, at the end of the course, are we supposed to also create our own type form at the end of the survey?
No, when the survey is complete, you are not required to create your own typeform at the end of the survey.
INTERACTIVE ACTIVITY REQUIREMENT
In this activity, each student will be asked to consider the individual challenges they may experience in the Introduction to Theatre online course. After brainstorming several challenges, each student will be asked to consider solutions to their perceived challenges.
- Read What Does it take to be a Successful Online Learner
- Complete the accompanying Survey covering the article above.
Each student will select one challenge they have previously considered in the brainstorming unit.
In 250 - 500 words, via the Discussion Board, each student will post their challenge and their solution(s) to the challenge.
You may provide explanation, examples, illustration, statistics, or quests to support your analysis.
You should write your paper with the intent of submitting to your fellow online community members. Your commentary may be instrumental in providing resources to your fellow classmates. Likewise, their commentary maybe beneficial to you.
February 2, 2018 11:59pm EST
Reminder: Please read the play entitled RABBIT HOLE found in the Introduction to Theatre blackboard site.
In preparation for MODULE 2, please Read Chapter 1: The Audience: Its Role and Imagination (pgs. 7-25)
Congratulations! You have completed the Introduction to Theatre Online Course Overview.
1. Read the article “What Makes a Successful Online Learner?”
2. Take a brief survey (following the reading of the article “What Makes a Successful Online Learner?”)
3. Complete the “Online Challenges” Discussion Board Prompt (via Blackboard)
4. In preparation for MODULE 1, please Read Chapter 1: The Audience: Its Role and Imagination (pgs. 7-25)